10 Charts That Compare the Relative Strength of the U.S. and Russia

Fascinating. I’m cross-posting from Reason

How do the U.S. and Russia stack up side by side?

1. Total GDP, 2014 U.S. dollars, PPP, millions.

2. GDP, per person, 2015 U.S. dollars, PPP

3. Total population, thousands

4. Total fertility rate, births per woman

5. Life expectancy at birth, years

6. Global Competitiveness Index, overall score, scale 1-7

7. Capacity for innovation, scale 1-7

8. Cereal yields, hectograms, per hectare

9. Manufacturing value added, current U.S. dollars

10. Nuclear weapons stockpiles, United States and USSR/Russia, number of warheads